I’m speaking at the European SharePoint Conference on “Measuring Social Learning in SharePoint with Assessments” and thought you might be interested in some recent articles around the web on SharePoint in learning, education and training.
When Elopak, the globally acting packaging specialist headquartered in Oslo, Norway decided to re-launch her corporate website a few key requirements were set right from the start:
– The corporate website should be maintainable by non-technical staff with a minimum of training,
– The solution should be scalable and flexible enough to adapt to further extensions in the near future, e.g. to offer localized contents for different countries,
– Contents from the intranet (which is powered by Microsoft SharePoint) should be re-used on the internet with least possible effort,
– The initial project should fit into the sporty timeline.
More than 10-years of fruitful co-operation between the German subsidiary of Elopak and the Mannheim based JANUS die Werbemanufaktur agency made it quite a logical step, to turn to JANUS and ask them for advice.
Microsoft has released various recommendations about how large content data bases should be in SharePoint in order to still allow for optimal performance . Gökhan’s article explores the complexities of these recommendations and how to best go about managing large amounts of data in SharePoint. This blog from Gökhan will serve as extensions to the topic that Gökhan has already explored in his piece.
I wrote this while searching for ways to optimize my SharePoint 2010 farm. At the time I didn’t have many content databases, but the few that I did have were quite large. I had heard about the recommended 200 GB limitation from Microsoft and decided to do some further research in order to make sure that I operate a fully supported SP2010 environment. I found an article on Microsoft TechNet that mentions recommended terms limits, thresholds and boundaries
As SharePoint 2010 and Exchange 2010 upgrades are being undertaken worldwide, there has been considerable discussion around the use of Exchange Managed Folders and their suitability for storing email in records management scenarios. While Managed Folders are a viable solution for basic use cases; most organizations require SharePoint’s more flexible and robust solution to meet their retention, disposition, and compliance requirements.
Did you ever should offer a solution for a customer and first thought of developing everything from scratch? It doesn’t matter if you’re a developer, a consultant or whatever. You should be lazy, you should use what have been already developed and tested, you should be smart! If you’re smart you just try to use standards & standard features as far as it will go and you try to offer a solution which fits the needs of your customer. But many people don’t know how far they can go with SharePoint. SharePoint has huge capabilities to offer solutions based on its out-of-the-box features which are almost in every company available. In such a scenario we surprised a customer who thought he knows that his process is not manageable with the standard features of SharePoint and he was ready to pay for development of his tool based on SharePoint. As you know a custom solution which needs to be deployed on a big SharePoint farm needs
SharePoint Server 2010 is entering its third year of product life, after having been introduced to the public in beta form in October of 2009. The product’s adoption has been nothing short of astounding and many lessons have been learned by enterprises large and small, across geographies and industry verticals.
Among the most important trends in SharePoint adoption that I see as an analyst and consultant are the following.
I guess you know you are in Los Angeles when people in the audience include someone from 20th Century Fox. No, I wasn’t at an audition… I was a presenter at the SharePoint 2010 Solutions seminar being held by Adlib, K2 and other Microsoft partners (KnowledgeLake, AvePoint, and BA Insight) yesterday.
The audience included a representative of MySpace, and about 60 other people from universities, government agencies and large businesses in the LA area, such as the Orange County Superior Court and Medseek, Inc.
Audit-proof compliance solution for SharePoint and other document storage systems that’s specially designed for large organizations with high-volume archiving needs. Works in the background, automatically converting every document or set of documents into a valid PDF/A or TIF file that’s deployed wherever you need it-back into SharePoint or directly into any archiving system. Comprehensive feature set including watermarking, metadata stamping, PDF compounding, load-balancing, failover, PDF security and more. Excellent for records management needs.
Those, who want to take SharePoint documents offline, may be faced with problems under certain circumstances. Je nach Anzahl der Dokumente, die in unterschiedlichen SharePoint Servern in den Dokumenten Bibliotheken liegen und mit SharePoint Workspace 2010 synchronisiert werden sollen, wird es behäbig bis langsam Depending on the number of documents that are in different SharePoint servers in the document libraries and are synchronize with SharePoint Workspace 2010 it is ponderous and slow.
What’s with the numbers 500, 1800, 7500 and 10000?
As SharePoint Use Increases, Governance Decreases by Christian Buckley, Director of Product Evangelism, AxcelerBlog Posts
In a recent CIOUpdate.com article entitled, Prolific SharePoint Sites Undermine Governance, technology writer Jake Frazier outlined a common problem with the growing number of SharePoint customers: the uncontrolled growth of SharePoint sites, and how it impacts governance. SharePoint is proliferating in the marketplace, with KMWorld reporting SharePoint licenses worldwide at more than 130 million. The more sites that are created and the more content added to a SharePoint environment, the more difficult it can be to change course, correct mistakes and implement a governance model. But the business value to having a formal governance model in place is enormous.